Who knew? Iowa 14th in Nation for Number of Wineries

on 27/10/10 at 11:17 pm


Iowa’s wine industry has grown from an idea to making the state 14th in the nation for the number of wineries.

Jean Groben started growing grapes at Jasper Winery 10 years ago. In that time the industry has grown from two vineyards to 413. The number of wineries started at 13 and now there are 85.

“I┬áthink there’s just a lot more excitement about the wineries in the state now and the quality of wine is just improving,” Groben said.

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